My artwork is an exploration of consciousness and mental processes. Some are darker, like the airless feeling of a panic attack, and some lighter, like the feeling of hope and fulfillment. I want people to recognize themselves in the images and open to the possibility of moving beyond resisting discomfort to a place of surrender.
Alejandra Sieder is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist who is currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder’s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around her and an exploration into the introspective self.
Given that Sieder’s paintings are an exploration of consciousness and interiority, each work is different as it expresses a different mental process. While some pieces feel sombre and almost claustrophobic others are far softer and lighter, transmitting an atmosphere of hopefulness. Her work centers on the analysis of the human condition and how we respond to the situations we are confronted with.
Subjectivity and Materiality:
Sieder’s works start as personal subjective pieces, but once in the public realm move farther away from the personal and psychological, given the non-objective nature of abstraction. Sieder uses an innovative range of materials in her pieces, such as oil, acrylic, sand, ink, iron shavings and resin. These materials add an impasto physicality to the canvas that brings a new dimension and mimic her underlying emotional process.
Prizes and International Collections:
Sieder has works in private and corporate collections and has exhibited in shows worldwide in countries such as Spain, Germany, Norway, Australia, the UK and the USA. In both 2017, 2018 and 2019 Sieder has been selected as a finalist for the Contemporary Art Prize in Australia three years in a row.